COMPETITION, MO. – When Ralph Koehler, who was born and raised in the Competition, Mo., area, went looking for pastureland to rent, he had no idea what he would find. Looking over nearby land, he stopped at a house, not that far from his home, just down the road from the Competition store and knocked on the door. He explained his situation to the owner of 80 acres across the road from his parents, Ralph and Mary Koehler, in eastern Laclede County. He was looking to lease more land and increase his cattle operation. He currently has a 40-head cow/calf operation with commercial cows, but he wants to gradually expand that to a registered Red Angus operation.